Saturday, January 3, 2009

Know Your Vegetables in January 2009

Our next Know Your Vegetables will be on the 19th of January (MLK Day) at 6:30 PM here at Brix Bounty Farm, we'll discuss Seed Selection and Varieties for 2009; Succession Planting and Crop Rotation.

Alderbrook Farm in Russells Mills has a Johnny's Selected Seeds rack and Marvin Grain on Cove Road in Dartmouth is another popular local seed reseller.

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Organization (MOFGA) compiled a list of Organic Seed Sources. The list was published in 2002 so some info may be out of date, but it is still a useful resource. For commercial quantities of seed, I've enjoy
ed supporting the following companies: Fedco, High Mowing Organic Seeds, and Johnny's Selected Seeds . For smaller quantities of interesting varieties: Baker Creek, Seed Savers Exchange, and Turtle Tree.

Other upcoming events to consider adding to your calendar: Winter Study for Farmers and Gardeners beginning this Wednesday evening here at Brix Bounty Farm, NOFAMASS Winter Conference on January 17th in Worcester, Mass, and the Shrink Your Footprint Series also on the 17th of January, sponsored by SEEAL and other local organizations, at the Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford.

To receive monthly reminders about Know Your Vegetables please contact Derek Christianson.

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